Florida cut $100 million from its mental hospitals. Chaos quickly followed.

Social Security Disability Approved
October 16th, 2012 @ 11:36 am

Shay Murphy kept her promise and called me shortly after eleven o’clock this morning. She told me that the Florida Department of Health had approved mom’s eligibility to receive Social Security disability payments retroactively from December 1st, 2011 until her death on August 12th, 2012. Shay said that her supervisor had approved mom’s eligibility, and […]

Social Security Disability
October 16th, 2012 @ 8:23 am

I called Shay Murphy from the Florida Department of Health again this morning. Unlike yesterday I actually managed to get her on the phone, and she seemed to be a very sweet and caring person. We spoke for twenty-four minutes, and she explained to me how she had been unable to convince anyone at Halifax […]

Florida Department of Health
October 15th, 2012 @ 9:11 am

This morning when I got to work I called Shay Murphy, Medical Disability Adjudicator with the Florida Department of Health. 1 I called the (800) 821-8122 number on the bottom of the letter my sister was mailed on September 20th. 2 The letter, addressed to my mother — who died on August 12, 2012 — […]